|11-18-2009, 04:46 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Improper US Government Payments hit 98 BILLION in 2009
Yet so many people have the idea that government fixes everything, yet who watches them when they do this crap? The government is going to run healthcare so well
"Improper payments by the U.S. government to people, firms and contractors rose sharply to $98 billion in fiscal 2009 and President Barack Obama plans new rules to clamp down, the White House said Tuesday."
"Over half the mistakes were made in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and although some of the deterioration reflected stricter measurement, it also showed the need for healthcare reform, Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag told reporters."
"It goes without saying that these results would be completely unacceptable in the private sector, as they should be in government, especially at a time of record deficits," said Democratic Senator Tom Carper, chairman of the Senate subcommittee on federal financial management.
"Unfortunately, these numbers may still be just the tip of the iceberg since they don't even include estimates for several major programs, including the Medicare prescription drug plan," Carper said in a statement.